Fire restrictions have kicked in for a large portion of the Gippsland region. Baw Baw, Latrobe and South Gippsland shires are now in a Fire Danger Period.
Unauthorised fires cannot be lit in open air without a permit from the CFA or your local council. Fines or prison sentences will be handed down for those who break the rules.
Fire authorities are taking a zero tolerance approach this summer with an above average season expected despite the heavy rain over the weekend.